25 August - GCSE arts entries plummet for ninth year in row, 'alarming' data shows
Entry to GCSE arts subjects has declined for the ninth year in a row, with Campaign for the Arts warning that the “alarming” trend should be a “wake-up call” to address the loss of creative subjects from secondary schools.
24 August - ENO's Stuart Murphy says ACE's silence is 'baffling' in departing letter
English National Opera outgoing chief executive Stuart Murphy has said he “fundamentally disagreed” with Arts Council England’s decision to defund the organisation and accused the funding body of “baffling” silenc
24 August - Ten percent of a little is still a little – stage directors must ask for more
23 August - Impact of Brexit damaging music sector
23 August - Theatremakers call for action over sexual harassment at EdFringe
Theatremakers have called for more to be done to combat sexual harassment at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as one organisation claimed reports of incidents had doubled compared with this time last year.
23 August - ‘Extremely alarming’ pay gap in Ireland’s creative industries
22 August - Quarter of music industry workers have had no work in EU since Brexit
Almost half of UK musicians and workers in the music industry have had less work in the EU since Brexit than before it, and more than a quarter have had no EU work at all, according to a survey.
21 August - Creative Scotland warns of 'highly competitive' funding round
21 August - Brit School North to open in Bradford
21 August - Theatre’s model is broken
21 August - Creative Scotland to support 'far fewer' organisations under new scheme
14 August - DCMS ditches Cultural Commissioner role
14 August - Quantity over quality? It's time we rethink the fringe model
The EdFringe’s strapline this year encourages audiences to “fill yer boots”. This suggests an all-you-can-eat sentiment, says Lyn Gardner, who argues that change is needed so we can stop seeing a few grab all the buns while artists and workers are left to go hungry
10 August - SOLT defends ticket prices following criticism from David Tennant
Society of London Theatre co-chief executive Claire Walker has hit back at David Tennant’s criticism of “ludicrous” West End ticket prices, highlighting that average ticket prices have decreased when adjusted for inflation
10 August - NPO revenue from international activity halves
09 August - Drama Schools Uncovered: Prestigious UK Institutions Are Breeding Grounds For Sexual Harassment & Racism
Britain’s most revered drama schools have been hit with nearly 100 complaints about sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying over the past three years, a Deadline investigation can reveal.